The centre offers a wide range of activities, available to children, young people, their families and the wider community.

Activities include the following:

  • Nunthorpe Learning and Leisure Courses;
  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels (14 + years);
  • Acrobatics;
  • Weightwatchers;
  • Slimming World.

The centre also offers the use of its facilities for hire.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

Welcome to the Duke of Edinburgh’s (D of E) Award at Nunthorpe Youth and Community Learning Centre.

Taking part in Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is a real adventure from start to finish. There are no entry requirements other than you must be aged between 14 and 24 and have a real passion for getting out there and making things happen.

The award programme is run at three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Each award level is achieved by completing four different activity sections (five for Gold).

People who take part in the award find themselves developing a lot of new skills, getting fitter, making new friends, going on expeditions and making decisions for themselves.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an adventure…

To find out more contact:

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Nunthorpe Academy
  • Nunthorpe Youth and Community Learning Centre
  • Guisborough Road
  • Nunthorpe
  • TS7 0LA

Tel: 01642 310561 ext. 147

Award Levels

There are three levels to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Individuals usually progress through the levels starting with the Bronze Award. The main difference between the Awards is the minimum length of time it takes to complete and an individual’s age.

Minimum ages for the different awards:

  • Bronze – 14 years
  • Silver – 15 years
  • Gold – 16 years

Bronze Award:

In order to complete the Bronze award there are four sections that need to be completed:

  • Service (3 months)
  • Skill (3 months)
  • Physical (3 months)
  • Expedition (plan, train and complete a 2 day and 1 night challenge)

A further 3 months is spent on service, skill or physical.

Silver Award:

In order to complete the Silver award there are 4 sections that need to be completed:

  • Service (6 months)
  • Skill (3 or 6 months)
  • Physical (3 or 6 months)
  • Expedition (plan, train and complete a 3 day and 2 night challenge)

*Individuals need to complete either a skill or physical for 6 months and the other for 3.

Gold Award:

The Gold Award is currently not delivered at Nunthorpe but please call in and see us on a Thursday night 6.45pm – 9.00pm or call Tel: 01642 316818 and we will be able to inform you of the next nearest centre.

Your Duke of Edinburgh’s Sections:

  • Volunteering – helping someone, the community or environment, examples; caring for animals, fundraising, working with children;
  • Physical – becoming fitter through sport or fitness activities, examples; football, tennis, dance, archery;
  • Skill – developing existing talents or new ones; playing a musical instrument, learning a new language, sewing;
  • Expedition – planning, training and completing an adventurous journey. Most of the training will be in preparation for this part of the award including; map skills, camp craft, safety and practice walks and expeditions.

The list of activities that can be done for volunteering, service and skill is large and new ideas of activities to undertake are always welcomed.

What do I need to do?

If you think the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award sounds like it’s for you then you need to get in touch with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award team at Nunthorpe. We take new recruits every September so watch out on the website for details of open evenings where you can come along and find out more or you can contact us direct on Tel: 01642 310561 ext. 147

The award runs on a Thursday night (term time only) between 6.45pm – 9.00pm and involves a high level of commitment from award candidates to complete all the training. Take a look at our current programme on the specific calendars to give you an idea of the activities and training commitment involved.

Read more about the award at www.dofe.org.